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Can penile cancer have any complications?

Most penile cancers do not survive treatment and present no further complications. If left untreated, however, penile cancer can spread to other parts of the body, in which case treatments have more side effects and are more rigorous. Chemotherapy, for example, can cause nausea, vomiting, hair loss, fatigue, and pain. If these treatments are unsuccessful, the cancer could continue to spread, increasing the chances of much more severe symptoms and even death.

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